Design Technology

Head of DT – Mr Rob Faulkner

Design Technology Teachers:
Mr David Holmes
Mrs Susanna Holder
Mr Dan Moore

Our Design and Technology Department has recently been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by Hobarts, one of the UK's leading retailers in high quality laser cutters and 3D printers. This is in recognition for the exemplary standard of work the pupils produce using laser processing and 3D printing technologies. Only 14 other schools in the UK have achieved this status.

DT offers an exciting range of design and make tasks undertaken by pupils in a large well equipped ICT and Graphics room, and a fully fitted practical workshop with a CAD/CAM designated area. We cover designing and making in resistant materials (woods, metals and plastic) and ICT using 2D and 3D design software, linking to industrial manufacturing processes using CAD/CAM. There is a well-used 3D printer, laser cutter and a range of milling and lathe machines. 

The pupils are encouraged to develop their design and practical skills and go on to study Product Design at GCSE and A Level.